EU summit is Bush's first stop in last Europe trip

Full story: Chicago Tribune

President Bush opened his last summit with the European Union on Tuesday with a long list of trans-Atlantic issues on his plate -- Iran's nuclear ambitions, Afghanistan's woes, climate change, Mideast peace and ...
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i hope the next president is not a clown of the oil companies like bush was
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Jackie wrote:
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You may not like Obama, but I do, and even Republicans have to admit that even a chinchilla would do a better job than Bush.
I'd vote for the chinchilla!!! Is the chinchilla Barack Obama's VP??? I hope so because I'm voting for anyone but McCain. I want this war over with. McCain will just drag it on indefinitely. Obama/Chinchilla in 2008!!! p.s. I'm joking of course. I think Webb will be Obama's running mate.
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Great. And who is footing the bill for this jerk to go on vacation??
Not the oil company's!!! Nope it's us the middle class. Sure glad all those rich folks like Cindy McCain got that tax cut. Shrewd move by McCain putting that private plane clause in campaign finance reform.

One of the enduring mysteries about the implosion of John McCain's campaign for the 2008 Republican nomination is why his highly paid handlers thought they could take a candidate to whom maverick has been so often applied that it's a cliché and package him using the most traditional, by-the-book formula for winning the Republican nomination. His campaign staffers even refer to their operation as McCain 2.0, as if this McCain were a new and improved product. But in fact, the original version would have seemed far more suited to a political climate in which dissatisfied voters believe the country has taken a turn in the wrong direction and are looking for someone who promises to upset the old, established order of things. What's more, in overhauling their candidate's image, his advisers took away the power of the McCain brand. Sad. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9...
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"The senator was able to fly so inexpensively because the law specifically exempts aircraft owned by a candidate or his family or by a privately held company they control," the newspaper reports. "The Federal Election Commission adopted rules in December to close the loophole -- rules that would have required substantial payments by candidates using family-owned planes -- but the agency soon lost the requisite number of commissioners needed to complete the rule making.

"Because that exemption remains, Mr. McCain’s campaign was able to use his wife’s corporate plane like a charter jet, while paying first-class rates, several campaign finance experts said. Several of those experts, however, added that his campaign’s actions, while keeping with the letter of law, did not reflect its spirit."

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/...
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One final chance to learn where France and Germany and Switzerland are on the map.

Places like Bulgaria and so forth may have to wait until after d.W.i. has completed his upcoming memoir, "My Pet Peeve", however.
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By wrongly invading Iraq Bush has hurt our chances to do good and win in Afghanistan - where, sadly, we had a legitimate reason for going in.
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maschinetheist wrote:
Wow, yet another traveling vacation for me. I haven't been on vacation in more 4 years.
It is worth the taxpayer cost to get him out of the country. He can't screw anything up in Europe, they know enough not to take anything he says or attempts to do seriously.

I feel better when he's not in Washington playing at being president.

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